Yao, John

Innova, 2022CD
Instrument: Trombone

Issue: 28.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 74
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Trombonist, producer and composer John Yao leads Triceratops, a quintet with Billy Drewes (a-sax), Jon Irabagon (t-sax), Robert Sabin (b) and Mark Ferber (d). Yao’s music illustrates an adventurous Off-Kilter journey that is creative, edgy and spontaneous. It is incredibly inviting notably on “Quietly”. We also enjoyed “Crosstalk” and “Unfiltered”.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz